PRINCIPALS

Daniel C. Bower

In 1977 Dan Bower joined Gowdy and Hunt, PC, the parent firm of Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C. (HUNT).   During his tenure he has developed a respected land development and survey division producing a long list of successful projects.  He has instituted the use of many computer programs including AutoCAD, Softdesk, Haested, Integraph and Tripod Data Systems.  He became the firms New York Regional Office Manager in 1989, thus expanding his duties to oversee firm financial, personnel, and policy matters.  After the firm's founder retired and a new corporate board was established in 1993, Dan was named President/CEO and he continues in these responsibilities overseeing the operations of the now 120-person design firm.  Beyond his corporate responsibilities, Dan also manages projects for the State University Construction Fund, Office of General Services, several municipalities, and various developers.
Daniel C. Bower

Gregory J. Barr

Greg Barr is a licensed professional engineer with over a decade of experience in mechanical engineering. His experience includes all types of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as plumbing systems.  His experience ranges from designs for the K-12 and university markets to complex system troubleshooting and design for municipal and industrial clients.  For HUNT, Greg provides leadership to younger engineers and is a client liaison in the early stages of planning and scope development.

Gregory J. Barr
Christopher J. Bond

Chris Bond joined HUNT in 1987 and his career growth parallels the growth of the firm. From the beginning, Chris was involved in structural design and analysis associated with HUNT bridge projects from condition inspection and load rating to rehabilitation and replacement design. His direct project experience includes structural design, highway design, geotechnical engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic engineering evaluation, report and specification preparation, design review, field inspection, and construction administration. Chris has provided retrofit design for military and industrial clients, projects that enabled machine installation, the rehabilitation of overhead cranes, new roofing structures and other renovations. As Director of Structures for HUNT, Chris assumed leadership of an enlarged structural group which has increasingly provided structural design for architectural projects as well as bridges and other transportation structures.
Christopher J. Bond

John Cake

As Vice President for Architecture, John Cake has directed all building related design services at HUNT since 1994. Under his leadership the architectural design staff has grown 500% with an even greater increase in the scale and complexity of the projects. The HUNT Buildings Group has become recognized as one of the foremost design firms in upstate New York, winning awards and recognition from the American Institute of Architects and American School and University Magazine.

A HUNT principal and Vice President for Architecture, John has been a licensed architect since 1978, specializing in institutional projects. For nine years a project architect and associate with a large firm specializing in school architecture, John has been project architect or project manager for more than fifty SED approved capital projects for New York State school districts.

John Cake

Robert M. Drew

Robert Drew gained many years experience as a contractor prior to completing his education, preparing him to bring a commonsense approach to his project designs. For the past eight years he has been working as a project engineer and project manager, with much time spent designing stormwater drainage systems.  Before coming to HUNT, Robert worked for a large engineering firm in the site design department, where he was responsible for housing development, site designs, and utilities for large industrial clients.
In addition to managing one of HUNT's largest clients, the University at Buffalo, Bob's work also includes school site designs and residential multi-family housing developments. His drainage design skills include detention, water quality, pump stations, and SWPPP preparation according to NYSDEC guidelines. Bob directs these projects through construction administration often working closely with on-site inspection staff.

Robert M. Drew
Barry J. Dumbauld

Barry Dumbauld has more than 20 years of engineering experience and has worked on highway/transportation projects with various state, county, and city municipalities across upstate New York. A large percentage of his work has been with the New York State Department of Transportation allowing him to develop a vast knowledge of their specifications, details, and the methods they use to complete projects. He has worked as a project team member on several Monroe County and City of Rochester projects. His responsibilities have included traffic signal design, maintenance of traffic plans, and sign and pavement marking plans.
Barry J. Dumbauld
Dean C. Hackett

As Director of Landscape Architecture for HUNT, Dean Hackett provides site analysis, planning and design for new subdivisions, school and college campuses, small parks and plazas, and commercial properties. While comfortable with specifying successful plant species and extracting from the land the client's greatest benefit, Dean acknowledges that much of his work draws on civil engineering analysis and proper site programming. Knowledgeable himself, he enjoys consulting with colleagues, working with clients and is skilled at resolving the issues construction sometimes poses.
For HUNT, Dean provides conceptual master planning for subdivisions and major school projects, and has become very familiar with the issues of design regarding outdoor athletic facilities and campus planning.
Dean C. Hackett
Darin L. Rathbun

Darin Rathbun is experienced in structural analysis, design of structural systems for new buildings, and conversion of existing structures to new purposes. Darin began his career in a very busy construction market and was able to work on a variety of structural framing systems including reinforced concrete framing, post-tensioned concrete framing, steel framing, tilt-up concrete framing, masonry construction, wood framing and light steel framing. The buildings involved ranged from one to twelve stories. For HUNT, Darin serves as lead structural designer and as project manager for stand-alone structural projects and when providing structural engineering to other design firms.  In 2010, Darin took leadership of HUNT's newly-relocated Pennsylvania office, now located in Towanda.
Darin L. Rathbun

Jeffrey M. Robbins

Jeff. joined HUNT in 1995 as a public school architectural intern. He is a SUNY at Delhi graduate with 20 years of experience, largely in the public school arena. Jeff's experience includes existing building survey, schematic design, design development, construction detailing, consultant coordination, cost estimating, technical writing, contract administration, specification and review of materials and construction inspection. Jeff has a breadth of knowledge in NYSED and ADA regulatory standards, and his attention to detail contributes to clear and comprehensive construction documents. He is skilled at pre-referendum planning, long-range planning, and developing and managing budgets.

Jeff, named as a firm Principal in 2013, is skilled in the organizational and management process of all aspects of the project.

Timothy K. Steed

Tim Steed is a professional engineer who is a key member of HUNT project teams providing civil engineering services to clients in the public and private sector. Tim is an expert in municipal water modeling, design of water supply and distribution systems, designs for wastewater treatment and collection, and storm water control. Tim's skills as an engineer and project manager have been instrumental in completing successful projects for state agencies, municipalities, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and industrial concerns throughout the region.
Timothy K. Steed
Gary L. Thompson

Gary Thompson joined HUNT in 1980. As Principal of the firm and Director of Survey, he is responsible for scheduling field and office personnel, reviewing field data for completeness and conformance to NYS survey standards and procedures, coordinates office calculations, computer mapping functions, and GPS subcontracts. Along with establishing procedures and training, Gary also assesses survey equipment needs, including repairs and calibration, and is responsible for survey vehicle maintenance and safety equipment.
Gary has concentrated in the areas of performing transportation design surveys and digital terrain model surveys to include photogrammetic control, horizontal and vertical control, control reports, ROW mapping, DTM, topographic and utility surveys, HEC II surveys, and coordination of GPS (global positioning system) surveys utilizing New York High Accuracy Reference Network (NYHARN).
Gary L. Thompson

Benjamin J. Gustafson

Civil Engineer Ben Gustafson joined HUNT in 2009 and was named an Associate with the firm in 2013 and a Principal in 2015.  Ben’s site design and development expertise is infused by over 15 years of experience in permitting, site layout, water & wastewater utilities, earthwork, and parking lot design.  His area of specialization is storm-water management, including the design of green infrastructure facilities, hydrologic & hydraulic analyses, and pollution prevention & treatment plans.  Ben places a high value on communications, with an emphasis on understanding clients programs and priorities, so that through site improvements they can provide a built environment that meets their own customers, students, or residents’ needs.  As a project manager and engineer, his experience covers a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, industrial/manufacturing, and residential

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